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Ortho wants to do bone fusion surgery for nonunion fracture in navicular joint. Should I wear moon boot until surgery?
Either one ma y be: Used. If the fracture is felt to be potentially unstable a cast may be more likley selected if it is felt that the full time presence of that cast vs. The tendency to remove a splint make a difference . The issue with spiral fractures is to check rotation by genty making a fist to make sure the finger is not rotated and needing of a reduction or surgery ( internal fixation ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more
Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?
Yes: Occasionally that bone does not heal, so pay attention to your doctor's-:advice-even with adequate immobilation that bone may not heal and ultimately need surgery ...Read more
Yes: The scaphoid is sort of like the transmission of the wrist. Fractures of the scaphoid often heal slowly or not at all and require surgery. Playing competitive contact sports will likely increase the likelihood of the fracture not healing correctly and the long term consequences of not healing or healing in the wrong position can be severe. This is especially true in younger patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PCLavulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adj tibial bone edema.grade1 strain of ACL.grade2strain lateral coll lig strain.is surgery req?
Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more
Is JAS wrist brace a good option for home therapy program after distal radius surgery, to recover ROM in wrist?
Dynamic splinting: can help a stiff wrist but one must be certain that the potential to improve is there and that the boney anatomy will tolerate this. The most important person to ask is your treating hand or orthopedic surgeon in conjuction with a plan from your therpist. these splints cannot substitute for therapy they are used in controlled situations, be careful not to irritate or inure tissues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
hand fracture 2weeks ago(4th metatarsal closed initial).ER ortho put a splint 2 wear 4-6 week.I went 2 a walkin clinic 4 swelling.My finger is crooked
Hamate fracture in left wrist & scaphoid fracture in right wrist.Left wrist has been casted &right wrist has a wrist binder.Both undisplaced.Recovery?
Does anyone know, after hallux valgus-hammer toe correction surgery, doctor arranged plaster of paris bandage upto knee.?
Broke 5th metatarsal.Wore CAM boot week b4 surgery got 5inch DVT clot.Bone fixed w/ plate&4 screws.Using apixaban.How to balance DVT v immobilisation?
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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??
It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pls suggest hand exercises for thumb/wrist stifness after plaster /K wires removal .Wires inserted through closed reduction 4 Benet frc
See details: You need to speak with the surgeon about what he recommends for you. It is impossible to suggest specifics without being able to examine the hand. ...Read more
Walking in Aircast: Just walk as normal as possible if your doctor cleared you do do so. Expect some pain at first but will ease up and follow instructions doctor gave you. ...Read more
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